The University of Chicago Department of Music is thrilled to share "Musical Moments," a socially distanced concert series that audiences can enjoy from their own homes. Showcasing students and faculty from the Department's Performance Programs, these virtual concerts feature music from a variety of composers, traditions, and periods.
This week's program begins with a work for solo piano—performed by Piano Program Director Eugenia Jeong—based on George Gershwin's "Embraceable You." Second year College student Aatman Vakil then shares some Shakespeare in a song by British composer Gerald Finzi, and the East View Park Chamber Players, comprised of students and faculty, perform the dramatic finale to Franz Joseph Haydn's "Emperor" Quartet.
Etude No. 4, "Embraceable You," from Virtuoso Etudes after Gershwin
Earl Wild (1915-2010)
Eugenia Jeong, piano
Fear no more the heat o'the sun
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Aatman Vakil, voice
String Quartet Op. 76, No. 2, "Emperor" – IV. Finale. Presto
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
East View Park Chamber Players
Chloe Lindeman and Denisse Morales, violins
Aaron Mowitz, viola
Walter Farber, cello